Happy Founders Day to all DAR members! On this day 123 years ago, our Founders met and formed our wonderful organization. I am so proud of what we have accomplished and what we will continue to accomplish in the years to come.
Yesterday started bright and early and we were surprised to see the older boys from Tamassee who woke up at 5:00 AM, dressed in their Sunday best, and drove to the Clemson campus to help us with our luggage. It is a lovely drive from Clemson to Tamassee where we participated in the Founders Day Program for Tamassee at which many of the state societies, Junior Committee, School Committee and National Society dedicated their gifts of almost $500,000 in the last year. The speaker, Summer McCall, graduated from Tamassee last year and is a recipient of one of the NSDAR scholarships as well as of other gifts. She expressed her deep appreciation for the DAR and for the Tamassee environment in which she could grow, attend technical school, and now live independently. I was honored to reconfirm our commitment to education and to Tamassee. Through the generosity of our members, NSDAR has sent contributions of over $1,100,000 to Tamassee since the last school tour in 2010.
After a lunch given by the South Carolina daughters, we hugged goodbye to the students and reluctantly loaded up the buses and headed to our next destination. That evening we arrived in North Carolina just in time for dinner to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of Crossnore School.
Are you following along with the DAR Schools Bus Tour Social Hub? New photos and posts are being updated on the Social Hub every day so be sure to check it out! Today the Wise Owl Quiz was posted on the Hub, so go and test your knowledge of American history and civics.